The U13 Div 2 boys after winning their shield. Photo: Simon Dubbin. Posted in Featured News , Front Page News , Uncategorised

The Under 13s had a very successful interleague campaign this season, with the Division 2 securing the first silverware for the SMJFL since 2013. While the Division 1 team performed well to finish runners-up.

The South Metro Stars travelled north to Bulleen with the Division 1 team coached by Bill Leggett, who was full of confidence in the squad he had at his disposal.

It was a good start to the day as both sides won their first games.

It was a really good effort considering that the South Metro Stars were using game balls that aren’t the size used by under 13s in the South Metro Junior Football League.

The Division 2 team started the day on fire, with a six-goal victory over Yarra Junior Football League (YJFL). With the opportunity to win the overall title, the Division 2 team won their second game in convincing style, securing the shield.

In Division 1, the SMJFL Stars started the day well with a comprehensive win over South-East Juniors. The last match of the carnival saw the Stars take on the might of YJFL. The Division 1 side were gallant in defeat in their second game of the day, falling just short of winning the Division 1 title.

 

Division 1 – Match Scores:

 

Match 1

South Metro Stars: 13.8.86

defeated

South East Juniors: 2.1.13

 

Match 2

South Metro Stars: 4.5.29

lost to

Yarra Junior Football League: 10.8.68

 

Division 1 – Player Awards

Congratulations to the following Division 2 players who received awards:

MVP – Jake Bowey
Runner up MVP – Lachlan Riley
Coaches award – Liam Kirkwood-Scott & Darby Hipwell

 

Division 2 – Match Scores:

Match 1

South Metro Stars: 10.2.62

defeated

Yarra Junior Football League: 4.2.26

 

Match 2

South Metro Stars: 16.10.106

defeated

South East Juniors: 1.2.8

 

Division 2 – Player Awards

Congratulations to the following Division 2 players who received awards:

MVP – Tom Williams
Runner up MVP – Zac Buckley
Coaches award – Oliver Lord & Castan Racunica
The SMJFL would like to thank all the players, coaches & support staff for their attitude, effort & commitment throughout the course of the interleague program. The league looks forward to the Under 13’s building on this years’ experience when they move into the Under 14 SMJFL Stars Interleague Program in 2016.